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‘A BEAUTIFUL OIL PAINTING THE FIRST TIME YOU TRY’

Do you remember the smell? The redolence of the little tubes of ‘oil paint’?

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Guest — Davina
Not only do I remember the smell of the paint but I have been to an exhibition of paintings made from numbered kits - in the Nat... Read More
Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:16
Guest — Remo
Oil Painting is fascinating. I still remember my first oil paint which was not perfect, although had managed to reach the walls of... Read More
Saturday, 21 December 2013 07:09
Guest — Antony Mair
How refreshing to hear a sensible approach to villanelles - and how refreshing to reread some of Pope's best lines! I got into tr... Read More
Sunday, 24 February 2013 13:06
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THE DEEP HEART'S CORE

Poems by heart. Should we?

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Guest — Tim Love
In the Times Higher last year, Chris Jones (University of St Andrews) reviewed "Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem"... Read More
Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:01
Guest — Annie
I adore that poem, Nell! It’s one of a number I memorised for the pure pleasure of it when I was about sixteen. Making children me... Read More
Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:32
Guest — jenny galton-fenzi
I don't find it easy to memorize whole poems, but the odd lines that hook themselves in are important too. I never stand in a fish... Read More
Monday, 18 February 2013 09:25
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MIGRAINE AND THINGS GOING WRONG

From a creative point of view, it can be more interesting when things go wrong.

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Guest — Karin
I too, suffer from migraines and poetry - sometimes one more than the other. I'd rather suffer poetry only, although its agonies a... Read More
Monday, 09 January 2017 14:43
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OLD WORDS ARE BEST

Keep them long enough and they turn into poetry.

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Guest — Helen Lawrenson
Absolutely with you there, HN! I love the 1611 Prayer Book, too (even though I'm a card-carrying member of the Church of Scotland)... Read More
Sunday, 23 December 2012 12:59
Guest — Mark Haworth-Booth
Splendid - thank you very much!
Sunday, 23 December 2012 18:37
Guest — Mike Munro
Quite right, Nell. When they did away with the King James Bible they removed much of the awe associated with religion, to my mind ... Read More
Monday, 24 December 2012 09:05
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POETRY MAKES SPOONS HAPPEN

It was Richie McCaffery’s spoon-winning collection that started it.

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Guest — Mary W
Thank you for this beautiful stream of thought and fact...it resonates for me in more than one way.
Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:14
Guest — Rennie Parker
ooh, Walker and Hall - stylish. I have a nice one and I look out for its companions in junkshops. My best one does duty as a coff... Read More
Sunday, 09 December 2012 16:22
Guest — Mike munro
Lovely stuff, Nell. There's something sensuous about a spoon. Perhaps we lock into it when we're first given medicine as a child, ... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 16:30
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I DREAMT A DREAM, WHAT CAN IT MEAN?

It’s a line of Anne Stevenson’s. I remember it but I can’t for the life of me find the poem.

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Guest — Frank Wood
I find dreams difficult to recall and when I do I've never been able to use them. A couple of years ago, however, I heard someone ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:07
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